A magistrate has ordered a 44-year-old woman to move out of a residence which she shared with her common-law husband.
T’shura Belgrave was given the order by Port-of-Spain magistrate Indar Jagroo on Monday after pleading not guilty to charges in relation to a domestic incident which occurred last week.
She was also granted $60,000 bail and the matter was adjourned to February 22.
A police release said Belgrave was charged on January 24 with malicious damage and breach of a protection. The charges were laid by WPC James, of the North-Eastern Divison Gender Based Violence Unit (GBVU).
The charges arose out of an incident which allegedly occurred on January 22 in which the woman’s common-law husband reported to police that he was allegedly threatened and that his property damaged following an argument.
The man had previously secured an interim protection order from the court which ordered Belgrave not to emotionally or psychologically abuse him by use of abusive or threatening language, not to make unwelcome or intimidating contact with him, not to enter or stay in his bedroom and not engage in any conduct that constitutes an offence under the Domestic Violence Act.
The order took effect from December 16, 2020.
Investigations, headed by Superintendent Claire Guy-Alleyne and Insp Lystra Bridglal, into the report, led to the arrest of Belgrave who was charged with malicious damage and breach of a protection order.